May 27 2015

Grand Vacation Hawaii Pillow Gifts Blog Hop

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Most of us are back from the Grand Vacation Incentive Trip to Hawaii.  You might remember we had a blog hop before we left with the theme of Hawaii.  It was so much fun we decided to do another blog hop.  This time the theme is Pillow Gifts Inspiration, something we received from Hawaii!  You’ve probably just come from Betty Button’s blog…wasn’t her project fun?


One of the things we received were these cute little quilted bags, made by Moana Quilts in Hawaii…the store was right in the Sheraton where we stayed.  They specially sewed the Stampin’ Up! rubber stamp on the front and used one of our new in-colors, Mint Macaron.


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I used the new set, You’ve Got This, with the new Mint Macaron color and English Garden DSP to make my card.


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Here are the details:

  • The flower from You’ve Got This was stamped with Black Stazon on Mint Macaron.  I watercolored the petals with the AquaPainter and ink from the lid of my White Craft Pad.  The petals were watercolored with Mossy Meadow ink and the center with Delightful Dijon ink.  Then I cut it out.
  • The 4 1/4 x 11 base was folded in half.  I added a 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 piece of English Garden DSP to the bottom.
  • On the 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 piece of Tip Top Taupe cardstock, I stamped the background with White Craft Ink, then the greeting with Early Espresso Ink.  It was layered on a 3 3/8 x 4 5/8 piece of Early Espresso cardstock.
  • I popped up the flower on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Really, pretty simple, but I love the whitewashed look on the flower!

Next up on the blog hop is Ann Craig!  Enjoy her project!

And here is a list of everyone participating in case you get lost:

Blog hop list
1. Louise Sharp
2. Sandi MacIver
3. Kylie Bertucci
4. Selene Kempton
5. Connie Stewart
6. Dena Rekow
7. Rose Marie Coleman
8. Shannean Moncrief
9. Sharon Armstrong
10. Marelle Taylor
11. Betty Button
12. Connie Babbert
13. Ann Craig
14. Kim Gavarra
15. Renee Kohnke
16. BJ Peters
17. Alisa Tilsner
18. Alison Solven
19. Kelly Acheson
20. Linda Higgins
21. Karina Chin
22. Jacque Williams
23. Lynsay Mahon
24. Georgia Giguere
25. Laura Milligan
26. Vanessa Webb
27. Cynthia Millan
28. Genevieve Ko
29. Janet Wakeland



Apr 22 2015

Grand Vacation Hawaii Blog Hop

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ALOHA!!!  So excited that 30 of us going on the Stampin’ Up! Hawaii Incentive trip are participating in a BLOG HOP!!!  Our theme is Hawaiian…can’t wait to see all the ideas!  You’ve probably just come from Barb Mullikin’s blog!  Love her project!


When thinking about what to do, I realized that I really don’t have any current Hawaiian-looking stamps.  Of course, I could do flowers, but wanted a little something different.  So, besides flowers…what is Hawaii known for?  How about PINEAPPLES!  No sets with pineapples, but I could do something with punches!  Here’s my Hawaiian theme using pineapples…a card and matching little favor.


For the card I used the Perfect Print Alphabet Dies to spell out Aloha, cut from Garden Green cardstock.  The five pineapples were punched with the Extra Large Oval from Hello Honey In Color Backgrounds Designer Paper!  I thought the pattern in the DSP worked great!  I sponged Hello Honey around the edges.  The tops were stamped with the small flower in Flower Patch with Garden Green Ink and cut out.  The Petite Petals flowers were punched from Tangelo Twist cardstock and the centers from Crushed Curry cardstock.  Garden Green Candy Dots were placed in the centers.  Here’s a closeup of the card:

Then I made a Fry Box cut from Garden Green cardstock.  I used another pineapple and flower punch art on the front and added some White Bakers Twine.  Hello was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on a strip of Whisper White across the front of the Fry Box and is from A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set.  I filled a cello bag with Tropical Trail Mix…yummy!  It is tied closed with 1/8″ Gold Ribbon.  Here’s a closeup:

I hope you think they are as super cute as I do!  Next up on the blog hop is Alison Solven!  I’m sure you will love her project, too!